2011 History Conference

Connecting Naval Aviation's Past with the Challenges and Opportunities of Tomorrow

Saturday, September 17, 2011
7:00AM - 8:00AM Continental Breakfast
7:00AM - 10:00AM Registration
8:00AM - 8:05AM Welcome Remarks - VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), CEO, U.S. Naval Institute
8:05AM - 8:15AM Welcome Video - President George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States and former TBM Avenger Pilot
8:15AM - 8:45AM Morning Keynote
  • Keynote Speaker: ADM Joseph W. Prueher, USN (Ret.), former Ambassador to the People‚Äôs Republic of China and Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Command (Confirmed)
8:45AM - 9:45AM Panel: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles vs. Manned Aircraft: What Will Today's Midshipmen Be Flying?
  • Moderator: Mr. Hill Goodspeed, Historian and Artifact Collections Manager, National Naval Aviation Museum (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Mr. Dave "Bio" Baranek, former Topgun instructor and commander of a F-14 Tomcat fighter squadron; served on the Joint Staff and the U.S. 7th Fleet; author of the book Topgun Days, and articles in five national magazines (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: LtCol Mikel Huber, USMC, Commanding Officer, Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron Two, MCAS Cherry Point (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Professor Robert "Barney" Rubel, Dean, Center for Naval Warfare Studies, U.S. Naval War College (Confirmed)
9:45AM - 10:00AM Break
10:00AM - 11:00AM Panel: Naval Aviation in Space
11:00AM - 11:15AM Break
11:15AM - 11:45AM Lecture: Naval Aviation in World War I
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. William "Bill" Trimble, PhD, 2011 recipient of the "Admiral Arthur W. Radford Award for Excellence in Naval Aviation History and Literature" (Confirmed)
11:45AM - 1:00PM Lunch Keynote
  • Keynote Speaker: The Honorable John F. Lehman, Naval Aviator; 65th Secretary of the Navy; and Honorary Chairman of the Board, U.S. Naval Institute (Confirmed)
1:00PM - 2:00PM Panel: What is the Future of Naval Aviation?
  • Moderator: Professor Douglas V. Smith, Strategy and Policy Professor and Head of the Strategy and Policy Division of the College of Distance Education, United States Naval War College; and Editor of One Hundred Years of U.S. Navy Air Power (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: VADM David Architzel, USN, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: VADM John P. Currier, USCG, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: VADM Robert F. Dunn, USN (Ret.), former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Air (Confirmed)
  • Panelist: Dr. Norman Friedman, Author, Unmanned Combat Air Systems: A New Kind of Carrier Aviation (Confirmed)
2:00PM - 2:30PM Lecture: The Transition from Props to Jets
  • Keynote Speaker: CAPT E. T. Wooldridge, USN (Ret.), former Chairman Aeronautics Department, Assistant Director for Museum Operations and The Admiral DeWitt C. Ramsey Fellow for the National Air and Space Museum (Confirmed)
2:30PM - 3:00PM Lecture: Naval Air Power in Vietnam and the Gulf War: What Did We Learn?
  • Keynote Speaker: ADM Stanley R. Arthur, USN (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command during Operation DESERT STORM in 1990-91 (Confirmed)
3:00PM - 3:15PM Closing Remarks - VADM Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.), CEO, U.S. Naval Institute